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Encyclopedia > Battle of Gaines' Mill
Battle of Friday on the Chickahominy
Waud, Alfred R., artist, June 27, 1862.
Battle of Gaines' Mill
Conflict The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession... American Civil War
Date June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 187 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. 1759 - General James Wolfe starts siege of Quebec. 1844 - Joseph Smith, Jr... June 27, Events January-March January 10 - End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Amasa Leland Stanford. January 30 - The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched. February 1 - Julia Ward Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic is published for the... 1862
Place Hanover County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 86,320. Its county seat is Hanover6. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). History Created in 1720 from the area... Hanover County, Virginia
Result For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9... Confederate victory
Combatants
For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). The United States of America, also referred to as the United States, U.S.A., U.S., US, America┬╣, or the States, is a federal republic of fifty states, mostly in central North America. The U.S. has three land... United States of America For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9... Confederate States of America
Commanders
Fitz John Porter For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807–October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces... Robert E. Lee
Strength
34,214 57,018
Casualties
6,800 8,700
Map of the events of the campaign. The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War was a major Union offensive operation launched in southern Virginia in March through July of 1862. The operation, commanded by General George McClellan, was a roundabout amphibious attempt to... Peninsula Campaign
Battle of Hampton Roads Conflict American Civil War Date March 8, 1862 – March 9, 1862 Place Off Sewells Point, near the mouth of Hampton Roads, United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders John L. Worden Franklin Buchanan Catesby R. Jones Strength 1 ironclad, 3 wooden warships... Hampton Roads Battle of Yorktown Conflict American Civil War Date April 5, 1862 – May 4, 1862 Place York County and Newport News Result Union victory The Battle of Yorktown (1862) was a battle of the American Civil War that was part of the Union offensive called the Peninsular Campaign. It happened... Yorktown Battle of Williamsburg Conflict American Civil War Date May 5, 1862 Place York County and Williamsburg, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Williamsburg, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder, took place on May 5, 1862 in York County and Williamsburg, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of... WilliamsburgEltham's LandingDrewry's Bluff Battle of Hanover Courthouse Conflict American Civil War Date May 27, 1862 Place Hanover County, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Hanover Courthouse, also known as the Battle of Slash Church, took place on May 27, 1862 in Hanover County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the... Hanover Courthouse Battle of Seven Pines Conflict American Civil War Date May 31 - June 1, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place from May 31 - June 1, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as... Seven Pines Battle of Oak Grove Conflict American Civil War Date June 25, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive (Union forces withdrew to their lines.) The Battle of Oak Grove, also known as the Battle of French’s Field or King’s School House, took place on June 25... Oak Grove Battle of Beaver Dam Creek Conflict American Civil War Date June 26, 1862 Place Hanover County, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville or Ellerson’s Mill, took place on June 26, 1862 in Hanover County, Virginia as part... Beaver Dam CreekGaines' MillGarnett's & Golding's FarmSavage's Station Battle of White Oak Swamp Conflict American Civil War Date June 30, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of White Oak Swamp took place on June 30, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. The Union rearguard under... White Oak Swamp Battle of Glendale Conflict American Civil War Date June 30, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Inconclusive (Union withdrawal continued.) The Battle of Glendale, also known as the Battle of Nelson’s Farm, Frayser’s Farm, Charles City Crossroads, White Oak Swamp, New Market Road, or Riddells... Glendale Battle of Malvern Hill Conflict American Civil War Date July 1, 1862 Place Henrico County, Virginia Result Union victory The Battle of Malvern Hill, also known as the Battle of Poindexter’s Farm, took place on July 1, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign... Malvern Hill

The Battle of Gaines' Mill, also known as the First Battle of Cold Harbor or the Battle of Chickahominy River, took place on June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 187 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. 1759 - General James Wolfe starts siege of Quebec. 1844 - Joseph Smith, Jr... June 27, Events January-March January 10 - End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Amasa Leland Stanford. January 30 - The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched. February 1 - Julia Ward Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic is published for the... 1862, in Hanover County is a county located in the state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population is 86,320. Its county seat is Hanover6. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). History Created in 1720 from the area... Hanover County, Virginia, as part of the Map of the events of the campaign. The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War was a major Union offensive operation launched in southern Virginia in March through July of 1862. The operation, commanded by General George McClellan, was a roundabout amphibious attempt to... Peninsula Campaign of the The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession... American Civil War.


Gaines' Mill was the third of the The Seven Days Campaign (June 25–July 1, 1862), or Seven Days Battle, of the American Civil War was a successful effort by the Confederate commander Robert E. Lee to turn back the Union general George McClellans Army of the Potomac in its attempt to capture Richmond, Virginia... Seven Days Battles. On June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 187 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. 1759 - General James Wolfe starts siege of Quebec. 1844 - Joseph Smith, Jr... June 27, Events January-March January 10 - End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Amasa Leland Stanford. January 30 - The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched. February 1 - Julia Ward Howes Battle Hymn of the Republic is published for the... 1862, Gen. For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807–October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces... Robert E. Lee renewed his attacks against Fitz John Porter's V Corps, which had established a strong defensive line behind Boatswain’s Swamp north of the Chickahominy is a river in southeast Virginia, near which several battles of the United States Civil War were fought in 1862 and 1864. The river rises about 20 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia and flows southeast and south to the James River. History In the 19th century, it was bordered... Chickahominy River. Porter’s reinforced V Corps held fast for the afternoon against disjointed Confederate attacks, inflicting heavy casualties. At dusk, the Confederates finally mounted a coordinated assault that broke Porter’s line and drove his soldiers back toward the river. This assault was conducted by the largest number of Confederate soldiers of any battle in the war. The Federals retreated across the river during the night. Defeat at Gaines’ Mill convinced George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 - October 29, 1885) was a Major General of the Union Army during the American Civil War. He played an important role in raising a well trained and organized army for the Union, but his leadership skills in battle were questioned, and he was accused... George B. McClellan to abandon his advance on Richmond may refer to multiple places: Australia Richmond, New South Wales Richmond, Queensland Richmond, Tasmania Richmond, Victoria (also Richmond railway station) Canada Richmond, British Columbia Richmond, Ontario Richmond, Prince Edward Island Richmond, Quebec federal electoral districts: Richmond (electoral district), British Columbia (current) Richmond (Nova Scotia electoral district) (historic) Richmond (Quebec... Richmond and begin the retreat to the The James River is the name of several rivers in the United States. James River (North Dakota, South Dakota) James River (Virginia) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you... James River. Gaines’ Mill saved Richmond for the Confederacy in 1862.


References

  • CWSAC Battle Summary, National Park Service (http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va017.htm)

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Battle of Cold Harbor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1258 words)
The battle was fought in central Virginia over the same ground as the Battle of Gaines' Mill during the Seven Days Battles of 1862.
On June 12, the Army of the Potomac finally disengaged to march southeast to cross the James River and attack Petersburg, a crucial rail junction south of Richmond.
The Battle of Cold Harbor was the final victory won by Lee's army (part of his forces won the Battle of the Crater the following month, during the Siege of Petersburg, but this did not represent a general engagement between the armies), and its most decisive in terms of casualties.
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